Morne Morkel is the Man of the Match
Gautam Gambhir: I think credit should go to the entire unit. It was a tough total to chase and the way we chased it was great. It was a very good wicket, but we never knew how it's going to behave. It was a pretty new wicket in Kolkata and the way Morne bowled, it was exceptional. It shows a lot of character and the mental toughness, so the credit should go the bowling unit. Suryakumar Yadav as I said during the toss that he is an important player and he showed us why it was right to make him the vice-captain. We love the support here today.
Rohit Sharma: The kind of wicket it was, we were probably 10-15 runs short. We should have done better with the ball though. We didn't execute our plans well. Let's hope the guys can pick up from this and come out in a positive manner. The pace was good. The wicket was very good. It is a trend in Kolkata as the pitch is always good to bat. We just have to go back and need to make a good comeback. Doesn't please to be on the losing side, but let's hope the guys will learn from them. Once we go back to Mumbai, we will figure things out.
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 7 wickets
Over 18.3 R Vinay Kumar bowls a pitched up delivery to Suryakumar Yadav, Boundary! Leans forward and drives it through the covers for a winning Boundary.
Over 18.2 R Vinay Kumar bowls a pitched up delivery to YK Pathan, 1 run, gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it towards long-on.
Over 18.1 R Vinay Kumar bowls a good length delivery to YK Pathan, no runs, jumps in the crease and looks to slash hard but misses.
End of Over 18 (14 runs) Kolkata XI 165/3
Suryakumar Yadav 42/19 SL Malinga 4-0-27-0
YK Pathan 13/10
Over 17.6 SL Malinga bowls a good length delivery to Suryakumar Yadav, 2 runs, gets forward and works it wide of long-on and picks up couple of runs.
Over 17.5 SL Malinga bowls a good length delivery to Suryakumar Yadav, Six!! Gets across the line and just a flick of the wrists from Yadav and the ball carries over the wide long-on fence.
Over 17.4 SL Malinga bowls a slower one to YK Pathan, 1 run, gets early into the flat-batted shot and manages to just about get it over the bowler.
Over 17.3 SL Malinga bowls a back of length delivery to YK Pathan, no runs, gets back in the crease and defends it to the on-side.
Over 17.2 SL Malinga bowls it short of length to YK Pathan, Boundary! Moves across in the crease and clips it down to fine-leg fence for four.
Over 17.1 SL Malinga bowls a good length delivery to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run, goes across slightly and wrists it uppishly to the wide of long-on.
End of Over 17 (19 runs) Kolkata XI 151/3
YK Pathan 8/7 Jasprit Bumrah 3-0-38-1
Suryakumar Yadav 33/16
Over 16.6 Jasprit Bumrah bowls it short of length to YK Pathan, Six!! Rock back and muscle the pull over the deep mid-wicket fence.
Over 16.5 Jasprit Bumrah bowls a back of length delivery to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run, goes deep in the crease and run it down to third-man.
Over 16.4 Jasprit Bumrah bowls a pitched up delivery to Suryakumar Yadav, Six!! Gets under it and hammers it over the deep mid-wicket fence.
Over 16.3 Jasprit Bumrah bowls a back of length delivery to Suryakumar Yadav, no runs, goes deep in the crease and tucks it to the on-side
Over 16.2 Jasprit Bumrah bowls a pitched up delivery to Suryakumar Yadav, Six!! Comes on to the front foot and smashes it over the long-off fence
Over 16.1 Jasprit Bumrah bowls a pitched up delivery to Suryakumar Yadav, no runs, gets forward and went for the big booming drive through the off-side, but couldn't connect.
Over 16.1 Jasprit Bumrah bowls it wide outside off to Suryakumar Yadav, Wide gets forward and left alone out side off.